UPitt finals to be held in 5 buildings amid threats

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The University of Pittsburgh says final exams will be restricted to five buildings and security will be heightened amid the spate of bomb threats that have plagued the campus this semester.

Patricia Beeson, provost and senior vice chancellor, said in a letter Sunday to students, faculty and staff that final exams this week will be administered only in five Oakland Campus buildings that will be swept for explosives before each exam day.

Only those with valid Pitt identification cards will be allowed in and bags will be checked. In the event of a threat, the buildings will be evacuated only if "an imminent threat" is determined.

Increased security is also planned at residence halls.

There have been dozens of bomb threats since mid-February, including a number on Saturday.

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